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workers and management. >> i do not view this as something against the unions. i support the unions in many regards. i encourage the unions to be proactive about presenting the best case as to why someone should belong to a union. >> right to bargain means right to work. union power next on "now." when you take a closer look... ...at the best schools in the world... ...you see they all have something very interesting in common. they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. when you give a child a toy, it has to work. ♪ make just one someone happy and when it's a toys for tots child, well, what could be more important? so this year, every hasbro toy donated to toys for tots will be powered by duracell. happy holidays. duracell with duralock. trusted everywhere. >>> protests erupted inside the michigan state capitol after the republican controlled state house passed legislation that
, over in michigan thousands of union members and supporters are protesting at the state capitol building in lancing. the state, which is the heart of the united autoworkers and ground zero for union rights is poised to sign a major anti-labor bill into law today. the president weighed in on that, speaking yesterday in redford. >> these right to work clause, they don't have anything with economics. they have everything to do with politics. what they're really talking about is giving you the right to work for less money. america is not going to compete based on low skill, low wage, no workers rights. that's not our competitive advantage. there's always going to be some other country that can treat its workers even worse. >> the house speaker, john boehner, is speaking now on the house floor regarding the fiscal cliff. let's take a listen. >> beyond 1:50 p.m. today. >> the speaker of the house for five minutes. >> the speaker, last week republicans made a serious offer to avert the fiscal cliff, and most of it was based on testimony given last year by president clinton's former chief of sta
! >>> stung about michigan's decision to ramp through a controversial right to work law, unions are preparing to fight back. how? revenge. in two years. michigan afl-cio president carla swift told the detroit free press, "the sleeping tiger is awake now. we have 2014 as a goal to shift out and win justice." in other words, they're gearing up for a major battle to oust michigan's republican governor rick snyder in 2014 as well as conservative politicians who swept into statehouses across the country in 2010. according to politico, unions already have the infrastructure in place to wage battles outside michigan in states like pennsylvania and wisconsin where they unsuccessfully fought earlier this year to recall prn governor scott walker. joining us now from washington is a look at labor strategy going forward is the president of the service employees international union, sciu, mary kay henry. mary kay henry, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> so give us an insight into this strategy. obviously the union movement going directly after ohio and wisconsin and now in michigan, so give us a
in his state of the union? >> certainly a priority if the president wants to advance it. he has the biggest bully pulpit in the country. the president can convince half the country or more that he's right, but to stop anything from happening, the nra does not have to convince half the country. it has to mobilize its members in key districts and it's not artificially freezing anything, it's politically freezing something by mobilizing your people who they have who are single-issue voters who care a lot about this and agree with their executives and kind of officers about how -- about what is sensible and wrong in stopping gun violence. >> one argument is that mobilization, though, to your point, is very asimilymmetric. research in this area shows that you have right up in the shooting you have a spike of discussions of gun control. this was true after the assassination attempt of congresswoman giffords and after aurora, then in the following weeks, the discussion of the policy fades. and one of the political scientists involved in this calls it, of course, the issue attention cyc
as early as tomorrow. what is the president owe labor unions at this point? you know, off the election, off of a win in michigan? how hard does he need to push this? >> i don't think he -- he is thinking he owes them a ton, but this is an threat to labor. this is a violent attack on the right to organize. it's much more radical than what was attempted in wisconsin or ohio. labor is flipping out, understandably so, and i think they're trying to stop snyder who may have wandered into a fight that is more extreme than he ever intended to. >> obama ultimately does -- i mean, if this is an easy way to keep your base close, he needs his base close if is he going to cut some sort of deal that are going to be unhappy with some part of ultimately. >> and also, if is he going to be continuing this campaign style strategy of taking his priorities out to the american public using grass rights networks to get support for them, whether that's immigration reform or maybe energy reform. he has to keep some out of the progressive network intact. the election and recent polling shows that the tide of public
per week, don't have the right to workers comp, don't have the right to form a union. you can be fired for trying to form a union here in new york and one farm worker i spoke to worked for ten years, 12-hour shifts, every day without a day off for ten years. >> the notion of human rights being an issue right here is something that we pay very little, if any attention to and when we talk about resourcing the fight to combat human rights abuses it's very much worth mentioning the fact that you guys are -- you have an auction going on right now, it started i believe yesterday and it has some incredible, incredible items for sale which we must draw everyone's attention to. fly fishing for two with paul volcker in the catskills something benjamin wallace wells has always wanted to do. and an exclusive speech by bill clinton and a photo with him, which is actually priceless. lunch with obama body man reggie love which i think has set hearts aflame across the united states. >> you'red bying on that. >> i might be. >> and a character named after you and john irving's upcoming novel which i bel
of the union. meanwhile, california senator dianne feinstein's planning to introduce a bill had a would ban assault weapons as expected. conservative groups are already taking aim at it. on the drudge report, for example, one headline reads civil war senate to go for handguns. now, we were just talking about conservative rhetoric on a different civil war earlier. let's put war aside. let's put the militant language aside and let's talk about what is happening here, maggie. as you know, people follow this debate remember the original assault weapons ban which was itself considered very cosmetic. it was essentially at bottom a ten-year hiatus. it didn't take guns out of circulation. interest didn't deal with the gun show loopholes, background checks, lot of the issues that have come up after this mass murder i mentioned. and even that passed by just two votes. what's different now? >> well, what's different now is we had a spate of these shootings. what's different now frank sly 20 dead children. it is unimaginable, unimaginable, i think, for anybody. what's also different is the nra which ha
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. ♪ starts with ground beef, unions, and peppers baked in a ketchup glaze with savory gravy and mashed russet potatoes. what makes stouffer's meatloaf best of all? that moment you enjoy it at home. stouffer's. let's fix dinner. >>> president obama has opened the white house doors to a bipartisan group of governors and one of the notable names not on the guest list, is texas governor rick perry. the former presidential candidate still has plenty of ideas about federal power as well as some of his colleagues. >> bobby jindal, mary fallen and susana martinez are my neighbors and governor in arkansas, they're all competitors. they are all competitors and they will make you stronger. that's, i think, the difference in -- between the two competing philosophies out there. listen, you know, we want to be left alone and do our own thing and you all don't come into our states and try to take our companies. >> we'll look at some of the governors attending today's meeting and discuss why it's harder to be a republican in a state house than under the capitol dome. that's next. you ever notice that some pe
and the right to unionize. the protests, organized bay group called fast-food forward, draw attention to low-wage jobs. according to the atlantic, borough of labor statistics estimate 7 out of 10 will be low wage fields. nationally, fast food workers earn $8.72 an hour, or a little more than $18,000 a year, according to the bls. to put that in perspective, poverty line for a family of four is over $23,000, according to the census bureau. contrary to popular belief the people working these jobs are not teenagers. they are people in their late 20s and early 30s, trying to support a family. joining the panel now, the director of the fast food forward campaign, jonathan weston. >> thanks for having me there we were saying this is the time to be having this conversation. >> definitely because of the arlgment in d.c. and the holiday season when we think about when we're in stores buying things and thinking about wages, pocketbooks, and the neediest. i want to talk about fooast foo forward. tell us about your efforts and how optimistic you are about affecting change among fast food workers. >> we'r
to celebrate the union of tim and laura. it's amazing how appreciative people are when you tell them they could save a lot of money on their car insurance by switching to geico...they may even make you their best man. may i have the rings please? ah, helzberg diamonds. nice choice, mate. ...and now in the presence of these guests we join this loving couple. oh dear... geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >>> the speaker john boehner offers a new plan to cut spending by demanding that president obama come up with john boehner's plan to cut spending. what those cuts are, no one is sure. >> now critics say the speaker is just asking democrats to put specifics into the republican proposal, but i say that's kind of fun. it makes the budget into a giant mad lib. for instance, we agree to cut $10 bazillion from the program that brings ukuleles to the sticky poor. toilet boobs. >> we will play our very own game of mad libs when house democratic whip steny hoyer joins us live just ahead on "now." to the best vacation spot on earth. (all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our
during his state of the union address next month will include a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. >> there are different ways about what people think should be banned. a recent gallop show shows a majority of americans -- while 62% support a ban on high capacity ammunition clip wrshz so the question, of course, is can the outrage following sandy hook be sustained? i want to show a graphic that talks about sort of how we've covered these events immediately after they've happened. not just the sandy hook shooting, but the previous shooting of gabby giffords, et cetera, and this washington post graphic actually shows new stories about gun control. the aurora shooting and the representative gabby giffords shooting, but if you look at that kufsh, it quickly falls off in the weeks thereafter. as horrible assist sandy hook was, is there any chance with all the other news with the fess cal cliff, with everything else that, we can sustain the level of outrage long enough for a task force to produce legislation that can pass? >> i think if it was ever going to happen, it will hap
about them in my state of the union and we will be working with interested members of congress to try to get something done. the idea that we would say this is terrible, this is a tragedy, never again, and we don't have the sustained attention span to be able to get this done over the next several months doesn't make sense. i have more confidence in the american people than that. i have more confidence in the parents, the mothers and fathers that i've been meeting over the last several days all across the country, from all political persuasions, including a lot of gun owners who say, you know what, this time we've got to do things differently. >> reporter: what about the nra? >> well, the nra is an organization that has members who are mothers and fathers, and i would expect that they've been impacted by this as well. and hopefully, they'll do some self reflection. and here's what we know, that any single gun law can't solve all these problems. we're going to have to look at mental health issues, we're going to have to look at schools, there are going to be a whole range of things tha
proposals. i will be talking about them in my state of the union and we will be working with interested members of congress to try and get something done. >> vice president joe biden is leading the push to draft those proposals, and yesterday he began that effort, meeting with law enforcement officials and cabinet members. i want to go right to you, michael eric dyson. you saw as much of our audience did, this rather extraordinary address from the head of the nra. here we are. as i said, one week out from this mass murder, from this shooting, which the nation is still reeling from, and as i said, you can only describe it as combative, and one of the themes that really coursed throughout that address was that the problem is fake guns in movies and video games, not real guns in our schools. >> yeah. you are being very kind. i think menevolent at. it wasn't fake guns that killed these kids. they were real guns. they were semiautomatic weapon guns. they were clips and strips and drums that allowed a person to go willy nilly into a school room and exercise his lethal intent. that is not a vi
the second largest nra membership state in the union. pennsylvania has more nra members than any state other than texas. i won three statewide elections by 10%, 12%, and 21%, and i was opposed vigorously by the nra because of the work i did as mayor of philadelphia. each and every time. they are a paper tiger. they don't represent the voting public. >> how is a paper tiger then from -- why was the original assault weapons ban in a sense that went on for ten years, and why has there been no political will to do anything? >> because what happens is the nra is very good at targeting individual races and pouring all their resources into an individual race and succeeding there and scaring the adults out of people. they don't have an affect on statewide electrics. >> mayor bloomberg involved himself in some of those key races and didn't win all of them, but certainly it made a difference. >> i think, look, if you are a member of congress and an nra a-rated member of congress you now know that you could lose your seat because you sided with the nra. for a long time the only fear was if you bump the
us coming up next. ♪ we are gathered here today to celebrate the union of tim and laura. it's amazing how appreciative people are when you tell them they could save a lot of money on their car insurance by switching to geico...they may even make you their best man. may i have the rings please? ah, helzberg diamonds. nice choice, mate. ...and now in the presence of these guests we join this loving couple. oh dear... geico. 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. >>> the i wanted pent investigation into the consulate attack in benghazi has revealed grossly inadequate security and systematic management and leadership failures at the state department prior to the assault on the diplomatic compound, which resulted in the deaths of four americans, including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. the scathing 39-page report has now led to the resignation or dismissals of four senior state department officials. in addition to cataloging the security failures in benghazi, the report also concluded that there had been no demonstration at the site prior to the attack. it reminded america
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